We can be fairly short this time. David and Jan-Marcel were supposed to ride tonight. The circumstances appeared to be perfect. The team was ready to make some fast runs. Davids start looked good, but after about 300 meters he made a strange sweeping movement off the road into the bush. Luckily his speed was not high yet. David was not hurt when he got out of the bike. At the first inspection of the bike the front wheel fairing appeared damaged. This is tricky, because of the chance to blow a tire. We decided not to run anymore tonight. We will check the bike completely again tomorrow morning and make repairs where necessary. We will therefore not make any speed runs on friday morning. Now we will get a good nights rest; we have got enough to do tomorrow.
Team Cygnus has developed a fully faired recumbent bicycle that can compete with the fastest recumbents in the world. The main goal is to use an optimum man-machine combination to break world records. The Cygnus team consists of technical specialists from various disciplines. Between them they have many years of experience with fully faired recumbents both in racing and in designing. All Cygnus team members are racers at the highest level. Every year they compete in national and international competitions such as Battle Mountain, the European Championship, the World Championship, and the Michigan Human Powered Speed Challenge, but they also attempt to break records on the tracks of RDW, DEKRA and Opel.